Contract Cheating in Online Assessment – A/Prof Phillip Dawson

This presentation focuses on understanding cheating in the remote learning context, and what can be done to address contract cheating

About the event: The shift to emergency remote learning prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it concerns about student cheating. If students complete their assignments and exams away from us, how can we be sure they completed the work themselves under the conditions we have set? This presentation focuses on understanding cheating in this new context, and what can be done to address contract cheating, which is the outsourcing of assessed work by students.

About the speaker: Associate Professor Phill Dawson is Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University. Phill’s assessment research interests include feedback; digital threats to academic integrity; academics’ assessment design thinking; and learning analytics. He also has a research background in mentoring; peer learning and higher education pedagogy. His methodological expertise includes research synthesis; digital research methods; and case study research. This equips him to hack online exams; bring together vast bodies of research to answer practical questions; and work with educators and students to understand what works for them, and why.

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Thu 10 Sep, 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Education Design, CLT

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